Abbreviated Biography

Tobias Picker, called “our finest composer for the lyric stage” by The Wall Street Journal, is a prolific composer in all genres. He has composed six operas, commissioned by Dallas Opera, LA Opera, Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Opera Theatre St. Louis. Picker has also composed numerous symphonic works including three symphonies, concertos for violin, viola, cello, oboe, four piano concertos, and a ballet. His numerous awards and honors include lifetime membership in the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters. Picker is the Artistic Director of Tulsa Opera. His music is published by Schott.